Back On Track

Back On Track

Southern Miss was back at work Tuesday preparing for Western Kentucky. The offense is seeking to get on track especially in the passing game. talked with WR Francisco Llanos about the focus of the offense after practice Tuesday.

Francisco Llanos is one of the receivers the Eagles need to step up to improve in the passing game. He is looking to continue to work hard and doing whatever he can to help spark the offense.

"We have to improve as a whole," he said. "Offensive line, quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, we all have to do a better job.

"We have to be more consistent. Like I've said before, it is a new offense. It is going to take time. At the same time, it is just time to start playing football and doing what we know we are capeable of doing."

Llanos said despite the slow start they are staying positive and know they will get it turned around.

"Anytime you lose a game everyone is disappointed," he said. "The leaders have stepped up and we had a great practice today. We were flying around and really getting after it because we want to get that win."

Llanos was one mentioned by several of the younger players as one who led the way this summer. He is also known as a great route runner.

"That is one thing I take pride in," he said. "You have to do the little things great. I take great pride in it because my high school coach told me to really work on that. I am taking the younger guys like Briggs and Thompson and they are taking in what I teach them."

Has there been any talk of trying to get the ball in Llanos hands more than right now?

"Most definately," he said. "I know I just have to be patient and do my job, and the ball will come. I have to trust the coaches and keep working and I'll get more touches."

They have a big week agaist a tough team on the road, but they are ready for the battle.

"We are going to be ready, everyone is working hard," he said. "They are a great team, we've seen them on tape and they can play. They beat Kentucky last week so they are able to do some good things. We are ready though, we have to get this taste out of our mouth." Recommended Stories

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